Successful Olympic swimmer
Libby Trickett (nee Lenton) is one of Australia’s favourite swimmers, achieving the honour of winning gold at three consecutive Olympic Games, as well as one silver and two bronze medals.
Libby’s professional swimming career also includes eight world records, eight long course and seven short course World titles, and five Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Her biggest success was at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, when Libby won individual gold in the 100m butterfly, individual silver in the 100m freestyle and relay gold and bronze medals.
Libby received an OAM for her contribution to swimming in 2005 and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2016. She is currently Queensland’s Mental Health Ambassador.
“I became a beyondblue Ambassador to help remind people that it’s OK not to be OK. We all struggle from time to time and it doesn’t mean that you are weak or ‘crazy’.
You are definitely not alone and there are always steps that can be taken to help overcome mental illness and manage our mental health."